Pioneer VSX-S520D




Key specs

Continuous/nominal output capacity per channel (RMS)
80 W
HDMI connection
Yes
Sound reproduction
Surround
Impendance
8 O
Multi-room audio
Yes

Pros and cons

According to our receiver expert
  • Pros:
    With Dolby Atmos technology, the surround sound is reflected off the ceiling.
  • Pros:
    Play a movie or song directly via the internet thanks to the built-in Chromecast.
  • Pros:
    Connect the receiver to your FlareConnect multi-room system and stream music throughout the house.
  • Con:
    The receiver only has 1 HDMI output to connect a television to.
Product Expert receivers

With the Pioneer VSX-S520D, you have a 5.1-channel receiver with Dolby Atmos at your disposal. This technology ensures that movies or series truly come to life. The sound is reflected from the ceiling to your listening position, giving you a spatial representation of the sound. Thanks to the built-in Chromecast, you can play a movie on the connected television or stream your music directly from the internet. Connect the receiver to your FlareConnect multi-room system to play music throughout the house. Because the receiver is only 65 millimeters high, you can neatly hide it in your home cinema setup.



Included by default

  • Remote


Specifications

Product

Product number
831979
Manufacturer code
VSX-S520D
Brand
Pioneer
Warranty
2 years
Warranty type
Carry-in warranty

Physical properties

Weight
4 kg
Height
7 cm
Depth
32,5 cm
Width
43,5 cm
Color
Black

Audio

Impendance
8 O
Automatic speaker calibration
Yes
Integrated DAC
No

Amplifier

Sound reproduction
Surround
Number of audio channels
5
Continuous/nominal output capacity per channel (RMS)
80 W
DTS
Yes
Surround sound
Dolby Atmos
Continuous/nominal total output capacity (RMS)
480 W
Number of pre-out audio channels
1
Number of subwoofer channels
1

Ports

HDMI connection
Yes
HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)
Yes
Mobile HD Link (MHL)
No
HDMI CEC
No
Composite connector
No
Antenna connector
No
HDCP
No

Wired connectors

Headphone jack
Yes
Type of headphone connection
3.5mm mini jack
RCA connector
Yes
Number of stereo RCA line outputs
3
Number of stereo RCA line inputs
0
Digital optical connection
Yes
Number of digital optical inputs
0
Type of digital optical connection
Standard TOSLINK
Number of digital optical outputs
1
Digital coaxial connector
Yes
Microphone connection
Yes

Network

USB port
Yes
USB function
Data transfer

Wireless connectivity

Bluetooth
Yes
Number of devices that can be paired
1
Multipoint pairing
No
Bluetooth profiles
Standard Audio (A2DP)
Integrated WiFi
Yes
Multi-room audio
Yes
Multi-room functions
Make a stereo pair, Surround sound mode, Zones separately, Zones simultaneously
Multi-room connectivity
Wireless

Playback options

Optical drive available
No
Plays from USB memory
Yes
FM radio
Yes
DAB radio
Yes
AM radio
No
Internet radio
Yes
Plays from Apple devices via USB
Yes
Plays from Android devices via USB
Yes
Radio
Yes
Plays from network
Yes
Spotify Connect
Yes
DLNA
Yes
SonosNet
No
AirPlay
Yes
Google Cast
Yes
UPnP AV support
Yes
Streaming services support
Yes
Streaming services
Deezer, Spotify
Hi-Res audio
Yes
MusicCast
No
Fireconnect
Yes

Video support

Type of image definition support
Full HD (1080p), HD ready (720p), Ultra HD (4K)
3D
Yes
Full HD upscaling
Yes
Ultra HD upscaling
Yes

Controls

Remote control
Yes
Controlled via app
Yes
Controlled via Apple app
Yes
Controlled via Windows app
No
Controlled via Android app
Yes
Controlled via buttons on device
Yes
Controls on playback device
Play/pause, Volume

Awards

Best tested
No